December 9 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
A £1.5million improvement programme for Central Park in Harold Hill kicked off this week.
The park will get a new skate park, a multi-use games area, a new children’s play area and a BMX track.
The scheme forms part of the Harold Hill Ambitions programme, which aims to improve cultural facilities and revitalise the area.
More than 1,500 people were consulted to ensure the design of the park met their needs.
The skate park design was heavily influenced by youngsters who regularly visit the myplace centre to ensure it’s perfect for users.
The multi-use games area will be next to the skate park, offering football, basketball and other sports.
The tired and slightly run-down play area will be replaced by a bright new area with a refreshment kiosk and picnic area nearby for families.
The work forms part of large scale investment throughout Harold Hill’s parks, with work under way at Bosworth Field and the Broxhill Centre.
Cllr Steven Kelly, deputy leader of the council and lead member for Harold Hill Ambitions, said: “When we started the programme, people told us they wanted more things for young people – that’s why we have myplace, which is a wonderful centre; why we’re improving facilities at Bosworth Field and the Broxhill Centre; and why we’re revamping Central Park.”
Cllr Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for culture, towns and communities, added: “I know everyone will love the brilliant new facilities in Central Park.”
For more information about all the parks and open spaces in the borough, visit www.havering.gov.uk/parks
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